PSA: Tick spoons are amazing.

PSA: Tick spoons are amazing. May 26, 2014

Ticks are pure evil. Pure, pure, pure, pure evil. Here is a product I just discovered, which makes it fast and easy to remove those wiggling bastards whole:




Had no idea these existed. We didn’t have to touch the tick at all, and the head came right out. Tick spoons! Best five bucks I’ve spent all year.

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  • TheReluctantWidow

    I am going to have to buy a few of these, especially for my Boy Scout who is often camping in the woods with his troop. Thanks for the tip!

  • Eileen

    Thanks! I got us one. A few weeks ago, my husband and three of our boys came back from a Cub Scout camping trip with 7 – count ’em 7! – ticks. And here in Pennsylvania, you pretty much assume they’re carrying lime disease. Fortunately, only two tics were actually dug in. My current removal method involves sterilizing a needle and a tweezer with alcohol and an open flame and then digging away. This new tool looks plastic so it looks like the open flame sterilization method will have to go. However, if it works better, I’m all for it.

    Seven ticks was also my wake up call to give our boys their summer buzz cuts…

  • Sheila C.

    How’s this work? I’ve never actually had any trouble with just tweezers. If you grab just behind the head, you can pull the whole thing out.

    • Eileen

      I find it depends upon how dug in the tick has gotten. Last time I pulled a tick out, I’m pretty sure I left a leg in there and had to dig with the sewing needle before the tweezers could get it out.

  • Blah Blaah

    It’s a plastic measuring spoon with a triangle nicked out of it.

    Now give me 1.5 seconds to guess how THAT got invented! (and .5 seconds to wish I’d thought of it and was charging $5 for it).